About the Designation
The REIA designation is a professional certification that confers upon the Advisor recognition of the successful completion of a program of study germane to the services the REIA will render to the public. The certification is maintained by the completion of ongoing programs of study and the awarding of credits on an annual basis and oversight is governed by the Council of Real Estate Investment Advisors.
The awarding institution is Mentis Academy/Labs TM
The Goal of Certification
The goal of certification is to ensure the instruction provided to the REIA, in class or online, is comprehended and assessed. Learning outcomes are assessed by the awarding institution in both an in-class program and through self-study, and may include a Capstone project or examination.
About the REIA Criteria and Service Offerings
The REIA provides a unique and valuable service to those who are real estate investors or who plan to add real estate to their investment portfolios, or who are in related professions who need to consult with a knowledgeable source on matters of real estate. REIAs will also have access to REINs proprietary selection of real estate education and articles, with full access to all materials, videos, events, mentoring and courses available with full membership. (Available Here)
People generally have a number of professional advisors in their life: financial advisors and health professionals, for example. The Mentis Academy, in collaboration with the Council of Real Estate Investment Advisors and Real Estate Investment Network (REIN), has developed the professional designation described as the "REIA" to ensure a level of service that is consistent with the Code of Ethics and that is based on education and training that equips the REIA to meet the needs of clients.
To be considered for certification, students must meet minimum criteria:
Possess two or more investment properties; and
Commit to be of service to fellow real estate investors inside the commercial framework of providing mentorship, coaching and advice.
REIAs are committed to help their clients:
Develop clear real estate investment goals, milestones and results
Determine and set deadlines, milestones and checkpoints to quality progress
Engage in conversations with them about real estate economics, choices and challenges
Understand the mechanics of real estate transactions
Candidates for certification must submit a resume.